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Re: Cleveland: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #175 on: February 09, 2006, 06:16:21 PM »
I heard that the Ave. District project released pricing.  Anyone seen the list yet?  Is it more Stonebridge or Pinnacle range? 

Any word when the East Bank is going to get pricing out?  I assume that may be awhile...

Also, I was at the City Club this week to hear Wolstein and Mitchell Schneider talk about their developments.  They said the discussion would be available as a podcast.  It's not posted yet, but check back at: http://www.cityclub.org/content/podcasts/index/Podcasts.aspx

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« Reply #176 on: February 10, 2006, 12:48:09 AM »
Well, I answered by own question by just going to there website. (sorry) They say:

The Avenue District pricing is now available.  Our Elegant Loft pre-construction pricing starts at $232,390.  Our first building features 21 exquisite floor plans ranging from 942 sq. ft. to 2737 sq. ft. at the Penthouse level.  In addition to our pre-construction pricing, the first 10 buyers will receive $10,000 in free custom features!  To secure your place in The Avenue District and for more pricing information, please call our Sales Manager, Frank Lalli at 216.589.8524 or visit our sales office in the Galleria.

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« Reply #177 on: February 13, 2006, 11:49:04 PM »
Here are two from today.  1001-1021 are the three buildings directly to the right of the Huntington Building.  There is one remaining building between them and the Statler Arms (red brick).  I'm not sure who the owner is there.



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« Reply #178 on: February 14, 2006, 12:28:03 AM »
That last building is listed as belonging to one Trebmel Construction, Inc.  They've owned it since '83.

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« Reply #179 on: February 14, 2006, 01:35:53 PM »
I changed the title so you can include various other little (or big) projects in this thread besides downtown.
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« Reply #180 on: February 17, 2006, 08:08:47 PM »
Does anyone know if the Flats East Bank Neighborhood project will call for any of the old bridges, train, car ect. to be torn down? I hope not there is alot of history there. That also makes the river look pretty cool! Thanks

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« Reply #181 on: February 17, 2006, 08:37:45 PM »
No bridges will be torn down.

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« Reply #182 on: February 21, 2006, 03:50:21 PM »
Nice pics of the Huntington. That's one of my favorites(inside and out.) Does anyone know how Huntington Bank was named? Was it just pick a name out of a hat? I heard on the radio yesterday about a guy named Samuel Huntington from Connecticut who was the first President of the United States of the Assembled Congress during the Articles of Confederation. Cleveland being in the Western Reserve, it's plausible that the bank took his name, but that's probably a stretch. Now that i think about it, Huntington may not even be the banks original name. Anybody know anything about that?

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« Reply #183 on: February 21, 2006, 05:47:10 PM »
That building's original owner was the Union Trust Bank, which built the structure in 1921 or 1924 (can't remember which). Union Trust Bank later became Union Commerce Bank. I couldn't find history on Huntington Bank.
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« Reply #184 on: February 21, 2006, 07:16:47 PM »
^ i saw it listed as 1923.
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« Reply #185 on: February 25, 2006, 03:36:54 PM »
New Project on Fulton near St. Rocco's

Townhouses bring slice of Italy to area
Thursday, February 16, 2006
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« Reply #186 on: February 26, 2006, 11:06:03 PM »
I was playing around with Google Earth and some of the different layers available on www.googleearthhacks.com the other day and thought it would be cool to create layers that showed the projects underway in Cleveland.  You'd be able to see the new buildings in the Avenue District, Flats East Bank, Stonebridge, etc. rise and become part of the skyline.  Essentially you'd get a preview of what Cleveland might look like in a few years.  Could also imagine a different layer or different color for buildings depending on the year they're likely to be done or coding renovations of existing buildings or how certain the project is to move forward.

I'm pretty sure I won't get around to it, so I thought I'd throw it out here - maybe someone's crazy enough to put it together.  (Note: I think you need to buy some more advanced version of Google Earth (Pro?) for like $20/yr in order to add new buildings, etc.) 

Any takers?

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« Reply #187 on: March 06, 2006, 07:55:44 AM »
Re: Envisioning a Future.....

Not sure if anybody else has heard this or not, but one of the Downtown organizations (Downtown Cleveland Partnership, I think - but could be wrong)during a meeting of some kind this week, a video using GoogleEarth is being shown with all of the currently proposed projects around Downtown Cleveland. Including the East Bank, CSU, Euclid Corridor, etc.
Does anybody else know about this? I would sure like to see it.

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« Reply #188 on: March 06, 2006, 11:04:26 AM »
So would I. If you have any luck finding it, please post it (or a leak).
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« Reply #189 on: March 10, 2006, 09:29:00 AM »
Well, here's a link to WKYC coverage of the event with some clips of the video.  It looks like we'd all enjoy it, though we probably wouldn't learn a whole lot from it.  I don't have audio on this pc, so I can't tell you what everyone's saying in the video...

http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=49039

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« Reply #190 on: March 10, 2006, 09:33:09 AM »
JMC, Thanks for posting that article about the St. Rocco's townhouses. They sound like they'll be great -- dense and built with sturdy materials (if we are to believe the comment about stone and brick).

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« Reply #191 on: March 10, 2006, 10:04:16 AM »
I have not found the video, but there was a report on it on Channel 3 news the other night. It is nothing like I expected. They use Google Earth , but just the aerials anybody can see. Some of it is shown on the report.

You can view the video of the news segment here:
http://www.wkyc.com/video/player.aspx?aid=20740


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« Reply #192 on: March 13, 2006, 01:23:25 PM »
So, Musky posted this on his blog, but I didn't see it until today...

Apparently, the theater across the street from the Kent State Urban Design Collaborative that was once planning to house the Second City comedy troupe, will open as a night club by mid-June:

from clevelandplanner.blogspot.com:

DRC 06-007: 811 Prospect Avenue, Fantasy One Night Club, Renovation and Signage.
The owners are asking for final approval for this property that used to be the site of the former Standard Theater. (approved)

From CinemaTreasures.org:

This downtown Cleveland theatre, which was sort of out of the way on Prospect Avenue, was mainly a venue for adult pornographic films, although it had shown mainstream films early in its life. The Standard closed in the mid-1980's. The theatre had shown black-oriented action films briefly in the early 1980's.

The building that exists there now has been empty ever since it was constructed in the mid 80s The new nightclub/restaurant is expected to be open early during the week to feed business people and late night for club goers. (6:00 AM 2:00 AM) There will be a video game arcade on the first floor and bar/nightclub on the second floor and mezzanine. The is to be decorative lighting on the outside that is to give the feeling of effervescence to those on the street.

Kuri suggested they test the lighting out first because the streetlights may drown out the special lighting, as is what happened with the lighting for Cleveland Public Art.

Fantasy One Night Club should be open by the middle of June.

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« Reply #193 on: March 13, 2006, 03:13:54 PM »
Great to hear something is going in that space, finally.  I wonder if this will nudge out the idea of a cutting edge arcade on East 4th St.

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« Reply #194 on: March 13, 2006, 05:31:39 PM »
MGD, that theater was actually built by Hilarities in the mid-1990s, which was being moved out of its Warehouse District location by RTA for its offices. Hilarities went belly up before the project was done, and Second City took over to finish the project. They bailed out of it and it has sat empty ever since.

I hope this nightclub will make a go of it, but nightclubs being what they are, I suspect it will have a half-dozen names and probably as many owners in the next decade.
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« Reply #195 on: March 13, 2006, 09:35:36 PM »
I live across the street and always wondered what that building was originally. This leaves me a little confused however. On the ground of the building there is a banner which says "future home of net 11", it has been there for about a month now. Does anyone know what net 11 is?

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« Reply #196 on: March 14, 2006, 08:18:07 AM »
I always thought it would be a great ESPN Zone.
This is the next best thing, I guess.
And it's locally owned.

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« Reply #197 on: March 14, 2006, 08:22:29 AM »
One more thing I forgot to post on the blog - immediatly after being approved, the developers submitted their application for construction permits in the appropriate offices at city hall.

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« Reply #198 on: March 14, 2006, 08:23:37 AM »
Net 11 was another casualty of the dot-com bust.

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« Reply #199 on: March 14, 2006, 06:43:13 PM »
^So how long has that sign been up?
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« Reply #200 on: March 15, 2006, 06:27:20 AM »
Sorry - but I remember reading in Crains about some tech group that planned to move into the space. This was probably at least a few years ago and it sounded like the idea fell through - so why a banner now?

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« Reply #201 on: March 15, 2006, 08:10:51 AM »
The banner is on the floor by the window. I assumed that they were going to hang it up since it appeared there after the building was sold, however since net 11 went under I suspect that the banner was already in the building and the new owners just threw it in that corner.

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« Reply #203 on: March 15, 2006, 11:37:22 PM »
Cool video - nice narration by Jimmy Malone, at least I think that was him. 

About 3 and a half minutes in, the presentation uses a color-coded map to show completed, in progress, and future construction projects.  Where they placed green, or "Future", placemarks is quite interesting, as I don't recognize some of the developments as having been announced or even proposed (one being on Scranton Peninsula, but not in the location of Ferchill's proposed development).  Is this is just very optimistic thinking on GCP's part or do they know something that the general public (or UrbanOhioans for that matter) do not?  Thoughts?

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« Reply #204 on: March 16, 2006, 02:38:01 PM »
I haven't seen the full video yet, but I will assume that future development prospects are speculative.  They may have good reason for putting them there, but if you look back at the planning documents of the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, Cleveland Tomorrow or even the City Planning Commission, you'll find images, site plans and proposed projects in published documents that would blow your mind.  I stumbled across one today from the late 1980s that had office towers all over the place and housing throughout Scranton Peninsula and the Flats.  Developers, square footages, project costs, etc. were all listed, but the vast majority of them went the way of the dodo. 

We've always been ambitious here, in terms of making big plans, but many of these will never see the light of day...

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« Reply #205 on: March 16, 2006, 03:57:06 PM »
^I think that was Tower Citiy's Riverview phase.

Well, FC still holds most of the cards on Scranton
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« Reply #206 on: March 16, 2006, 04:03:55 PM »
There was tons in there, from a series of towers on the Huron side of Tower City, to housing on the peninsula, to office towers east of Erieview (built by Jacobs on the current Avenue District lots), to towers where the city-owned garages are north of City Hall and North Point...and on and on. 

The one area where they weren't particularly progressive with their vision was on the port property north of the Warehouse District.  That was still dominated by port structures and expansion.  North of Cleveland Browns Stadium (which was still Municipal Stadium in the plans), however, were residential towers...  Oh, and the Rock Hall was on Huron next to Tower City.

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« Reply #207 on: March 16, 2006, 04:16:31 PM »
I just watched the video that StrangeBrew has a link to.  Its worth the time, a nice summary of what is going on.  It was interesting the projects they chose to highlight, such as the condo tower on top of 515 Euclid.
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« Reply #208 on: March 16, 2006, 07:31:36 PM »
Very nice video...funny how they didn't mention the $800m Innerbelt project...perhaps they believe it'll do more harm than good?

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« Reply #209 on: March 16, 2006, 09:10:53 PM »
They mentioned it, but just in passing.  They didn't show any graphics of it either.

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